Friday, September 21, 2007

Life Cycle of the Bed Bug

LIFE CYCLE :

The life cycle of a bed bugs are egg, hatched to nymph in 4-12 days they begin feeding immediately, There are 5 nymphal stages for bed bugs go to adult bed bugs in 30-50 day and they shed their skin five times before becoming adults bed bugs. Adult bed bugs can survive for 6-7 months without a blood meal and have been known to live in abandoned houses for 1 year.bed bugs females lay about 200 eggs, usually at the rate of 3-4 a day, in cracks and crevices in the floor or bed and start a new life cycle of a bed bugs.


Illustration by: Scott Charlesworth, Purdue University,
based in part on Usinger, R. L. 1966, Monograph of the Cimicidae

1 comment:

Vemender Aluvala said...

Youve got lot of information on the lifecycle ...seriously!
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